Palestine: After a Week of Shelling, Fragile Calm with Israel Prevails

Calm has returned to the Gaza Strip after Israel’s air force bombarded the area for three consecutive days, from Wednesday to Friday. The shelling started after Hamas was accused of launching mortars onto Jewish territory “against forces during operational defensive Read more

Palestine: Erekat Slams Netanyahu for Rejecting French Peace Initiative

The PLO Executive Committee Chairman Saeb Erekat reacted to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s statement against the French peace initiative saying that the rejection of the International Conference is “a ratification of the Israeli government’s decision to continue on with their crimes Read more

Turkey: We’re not afraid as Ankara allegedly warns “powers” supporting terrorists

Turkey’s Interior Minister Efkan Ala said the bomb attack in Istanbul’s central Istiklal Avenue that left three Israelis, two of whom had American citizenship, and an Iranian dead was carried out by Mehmet Ozturk whom it linked to ISIS. The Read more

Egypt: MP’s Meeting with Israeli Ambassador Irks Parliament

The Egyptian parliament frowned at one of its members, Tawfik Okasha, for hosting Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Haim Koren at his home last Thursday. Some members of parliament called for sanctions against Okasha and also condemned him for inviting the Read more

Israel annexes largest Palestinian land since 2014

Israel announced that it is annexing 154hectares of land in the Jordan Valley, northern part of the occupied West Bank, close to Jericho. The move has been condemned by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Read more

Turkey: Erdogan proposes Israel normalization, conditions to be fulfilled

President Erdogan hinted that his government is willing to mend ties with Tel Aviv because it will be in the interest of the region but he outlined that it will be based on the Jewish State fulfilling certain conditions. Turkey Read more

Israel: IDF wants to arm Palestinian Authority forces

Israel Defense Force (IDF) recommended the arming and strengthening of the forces of the Palestinian Authority (PA) among others to the Jewish State’s political authorities but the government is not expected to approve the recommendation. Some authorities believe that arming Read more